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Consumption, Waste and our Changing Lifestyle

We can build our production and consumption around the principles of environmental sustainability.

by |August 26, 2019

Fall 2019 Internship with the Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development

Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis until September 22.

by |August 23, 2019
food waste is a big problem in the U.S.

The Hidden Costs of Food Waste

Nearly 40 percent of all food goes uneaten in the U.S. Environmental policy alumni examine the impacts of food waste and how we can make a difference.

by |August 23, 2019

Pro Bono Legal Team Helps Farmers and Homeowners Fight for Renewable Energy

The Renewable Energy Legal Defense Initiative is pushing back against local laws that block progress on solar and wind projects.

by |August 22, 2019
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American Geophysical Union Honors Five Lamont Scientists

Lamont scientists representing a range of research disciplines and career stages are to receive honors from the internationally influential earth and space science organization.

by |August 22, 2019
microbeads in laundry detergent

Washing Laundry May Be An Underappreciated Source of Microplastic Pollution

A student research project unveils that tiny plastics in laundry detergents and fabrics could potentially have a big impact on ocean health.

by |August 22, 2019
Winckler and Proctor speaking to screen

A Day in the Life at Sea

Two months at sea, collecting drill cores in the stormiest ocean on the planet, can feel both extremely epic and fairly routine.

by |August 21, 2019

Funding Opportunities for Travel and Field Research in Fall 2019

Applications for the Fall 2019 Global Fellows and Travel Grant Programs are now open! Apply today for funding for your sustainability research.

by |August 21, 2019
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The Challenge of Communicating Climate Change

In this edition of Columbia Energy Exchange, host Jason Bordoff interviews one of the pioneers of climate change reporting, Andy Revkin.

by |August 20, 2019
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What the Climate Crisis Means for Land Rights

Climate change will shift the way we use land. A just transition to a low-carbon society requires recognition and protection of community land tenure.